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Name: George HARDY
Casualty No.: Ranks: Private Initials: G Service No.: 240963 (Sniper)
Date of Birth : 26/09/1889 Place of Birth : South Shields, Co Durham. Age at Death: 27
Unit: 1st/5th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers (Territorial Force)
Former Unit(s):
Place Enlisted: Walker, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland.
Place of Residence: Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Home Address: 26 Mount View, Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Previous Address:
Civilian Employment: Started at Emma Colliery on 14th April 1914.
How Died: Killed in action
Date of Death: Tuesday 14th November 1916
Place of Death:
Battle/Campaign: Battles of the Somme, France, 1916. Attack on the Butte de Warlencourt, November 1916.
Locally Commemorated: Ryton War Memorial, Station Bank, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Emma Colliery Memorial, Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. Crawcrook Primitive Methodist Centenary Church, Roll of Honour.
UK Commemorated: -
Overseas Commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 10 B 11 B and 12 B
Buried: No known grave
Decoration and Medals:
Photographs: 1
Service Records: No
Death Notice/Obituary: Newcastle Evening Chronicle, 17th December 1917. Newcastle Evening Chronicle, In Memoriam, 25th January 1919.
Family Details:
Son of George and Ann Hardy of 26 Mount View, Crawcrook, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham and later of 8 Reasby Villas, Ryton on Tyne, Co. Durham. George's father served on the Ryton Urban District Council during the war years.
Notes :
Sources Used: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt of Honour Register. Soldiers Died in the Great War.
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